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Teela Davis, LMFT

Teela Davis, LMFT


Licensed in CA #100605
Insurances Accepted: Anthem Blue Cross, Aetna, Cigna/Evernorth
I firmly believe that the key to changing one's life resides within themselves.

My Therapy Style

I hope to play a part in supporting my clients as they seek to live a more authentic life. I believe that we are all attempting to be our best selves in spite of the complications we experience in our lives. My aim is to help my clients fully explore some of the assumptions they hold about themselves and their life. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, or life changes… you must find the courage to face your truths and figure out how to get your needs met.

I aspire to offer a non-judgemental and understanding space. I help with exploration so my clients can begin the process of self-reflection that will allow them to gain clarity around the steps they need to take to begin to live their life fully. A tenet of my practice is the belief that self-efficacy can create life changes. I firmly believe that the key to changing your life resides within yourself. I would be honored for the opportunity to work with clients who are willing to do the work it takes to begin to live a full and authentic life.

Education & Training

MA - Clinical Psychology, Antioch University

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I became a mental health professional after beginning a career that was heavily influenced by research but didn't provide an opportunity to work with people on a one-to-one basis. It has always been important to me to do good in the world and I thought that I could be effective through this medium.

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy dinners with friends and seeing concerts. I like to take long walks with my dog and watch movies with my partner.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

A daily walk with my pet helps a great deal and I enjoy cooking when inspiration strikes me.

What book have you read more than once?

I tend to like dry, non-fiction books which are usually only good for one read. We'll have to go back to childhood on this one and I'd say that, Where the Sidewalk Ends was a favorite for me.

I have to say that in light of recent book bans and hearing how this has been a banned book in some places - I'm saddened that children won't get to have major ideas delivered to them in easy-to-understand terms. It helped me a great deal when I was younger.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

I think it might be NPR. I'm a military brat and so it was a mainstay on our radio when I was growing up. I'm also someone who wants to stay in the know and understand new things. It's a little nostalgic and provides lots of information.

How do you recharge?

About once a year I go to the woods with my partner. We rent a cabin with our dog and agree to do absolutely nothing. I'm a firm believer in the healing capabilities of nature and believe we should all spend time communing with it.

Do you have any pets?

I have an 11-year-old Basenji/Corgi mutt rescue who reminds me of the importance of being in the moment. Seeing her come out of her shell and gain confidence over the years has been inspiring. Being able to introduce her to new experiences has been amazing.